|Gnocchi Bake||Low fat & filling||15632||100%|
|Spicy Sausage Pasta Bake||Delicous & nutritious !||13615||86%|
|Better-for-you Macaroni Cheese||Great comfort food.||14663||40%|
|Super Healthy Fruit Granola||Serve this with milk or yoghurt for a great start to the day,||7438||75%|
|Chickpea And Pumpkin Curry||Don't waste the insides of your pumpkins this halloween - use them!||14168||94%|
|Spiced Pumpkin Loaf||Don't waste the insides of your pumpkins this year - use them!||4438||83%|
|Fiery Pumpkin & Lentil Soup||Don't waste the insides of your pumpkins this year - use them!||8207||69%|
|Jazzed Up Tomato Soup||Love a chunky soup? try out this easy recipe to transform a simple can of tomato soup||17643||73%|
|Healthy Lentil Soup||Lentils are a great source of protein and a subsitute to meat - and are cheap to buy !||36496||95%|
|Healthy Moroccan Stew||Go meat free with this vegetarian dish||16100||89%|
Three months off is a long time – a very very long time! Plenty of time to see friends, family, have a good catch up and even earn some money. However, it is also plenty of time to gain some valuable work experience in an industry your degree potentially leads to or perhaps one that […]
Not got any plans for Not got any plans for the summer yet, as a result of your cleared out bank account? Think as a student you can’t enjoy your summer break with a festival? Think again! Summer is the season of festivals, yet despite the UK weather being slightly hit and miss, we have […]
Phew – another year done and dusted. Whilst many of you are wrapping up the end of what I’m sure was a stressful exam period and having a well-deserved rest, some of you may start to think towards finding summertime work to replenish your funds (that have no doubt taken a hiding over the […]
Pizza – renowned for being the ultimate student food, not to mention the one and only cure after a big night out. In this time of need, you want something hot, delicious and made exactly the way you like right there, right then to dig into. And let’s be honest, frozen pizzas don’t seem to […]
At this time of year long and gruelling library sessions are inevitable, especially if you find working at home is too distracting. Some of you may as well call the library your second home. But if you’re anything like me that usually ends up about 30% work 30% procrastination and 40% people watching.
As the dreaded assessment period draws ever closer once again, you may be starting to look at your never-ending revision checklist. But first off, ask yourself a few questions…
Most couples nowadays have to limit the amount they spend on each other for birthdays, Christmas and day to day activities. For student couples, this can be even more difficult. So when it comes to Valentine’s Day, as much as you might want to splash out and treat your loved one to an outlandish evening out (pretending not to worry about the mounting bill) your bank account may not agree. Valentine’s Day can often mean bars and restaurants bump up the prices and restaurants will no doubt be heaving.
As many of us are now back at university, a new semester is as good a time as any to try and better yourself in areas that, perhaps in your first semester, were lacking slightly. For example, want to try and improve your attendance or grades? Maybe try and lose some of those pesky pounds you put on over the last few months? Or even being more frugal with your loan?
Around this time last year, my current housemates and I started the search for our new digs for second year. Traditionally second and third years will move out of university halls and into a private student home with a letting agency. Some universities will recommend ‘student approved’ letting agencies that deal specifically with student homes, for example, my university endorses Liverpool Student Homes.
Something that’s not the first thing that springs to mind when discussing student issues – depression. If you ask most people to sum up their student experience in a couple of words, you will most likely get something along the lines of “the best years of my life”. This is what makes depression and students so dangerous – it’s under the radar and very rarely talked about. So what about those students who aren’t lucky enough to have the same experience?
Don’t get me wrong – I have some good memories from Valentine’s Days past. But now that everything red, pink and fluffy is appearing as soon as Christmas is over, Valentine’s Day seems to be getting a bit old. Unlike other holidays there is no guarantee of presents, no reason to get drunk that doesn’t involve self-pity, and no greater meaning to be taken away at the end of it all. Even if you like endless teddy bear cards, there has to be something better to do on the 14th of February than watch some non-funny rom com while waiting for an acceptable moment for a PDA.
It is already getting to that time of year when the realisation kicks in on just how far you have to stretch your student loan, if you are lucky enough to have any left after rising accommodation costs. It’s important to learn how to be frugal with your money and learn where the best deals are, here are my top tips on saving money...
WRAP suggest that 60% of all household waste is caused by the misunderstanding of food labels. Considering the scares in the food industry lately, this is completely understandable – nobody wants to risk eating dodgy meat. However, it is not necessarily the date that is important on food labels. It is the pesky phrases that come before it that are causing the confusion.
It’s a new year and a fresh new start. I know a lot of students are getting on the ‘health kick’ bandwagon and are wanting to cook better and healthier meals for themselves to give them that brain power and kick to start the day. By cooking your own meals as a student you can cook in larger batches that can be stored away in the fridge or freezer for a later date. This not only saves students money but also keeps those pesky take-aways at bay that students often delve for when they start to run out of food or money.
So, you’ve started University. You’ve done Freshers’ Week, met some new people and (hopefully) had a good time. But when the real stuff kicks in (i.e. work) you may find yourself coming back down to earth with a bump. You might realise that something is missing.